New York Jets at Los Angeles Chargers: 11/22/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Chargers (2-7) vs New York Jets (0-9)
Game Info: Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 4:05 pm (SoFi Stadium)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Chargers -8 -- Over/Under: 47 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Jets will travel to SoFi Stadium to take on the Los Angeles Chargers this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The New York Jets are still searching for their first win of the season as they dropped to 0-9 on the season after being defeated by the New England Patriots, 30-27, on November 9th. New York played one of their best games of the season and looked primed to pick up their first win of the season after leading by double-digits heading into the 4th quarter, however, the Jets couldn’t hang on late as they allowed the Patriots to score 13 unanswered points to get the victory. New York was outgained by New England by a 433-322 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Jets was QB Joe Flacco who completed 18 of 25 passes for 262 yards, 3 TD, & 1 INT.
On the season, New York is averaging 13.4 ppg on 288.2 total yards per game (189.3 passing yds/g; 98.9 rushing yds/g). Offensively, New York has been led by QB Sam Donald who has completed 58.6% of his passes for 1,045 yards (197.2 passing yds/g), 3 TD, & 6 INT. Donald missed the Jets last game against the Patriots as Joe Flacco (56.7 Comp %, 659 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT) got the start, however, Donald looks probable for this game. The top receiving threats for the Jets have been Jamison Crowder (31 rec, 409 yards, 3 TD), Braxton Berrios (24 rec, 223 yards, 2 TD), and Breshad Perriman (16 rec, 219 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Jets backfield has been the duo of Frank Gore (108 att, 386 yards) and La’Mical Perine (47 att, 169 yards, TD).
Defensively, New York is allowing their opponents to average 29.8 ppg on 409.4 total yards per game (288.6 passing yds/g; 120.9 rushing yds/g).
The Los Angeles lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 2-7 on the season after being defeated by the Miami Dolphins, 29-21, this past Sunday. Los Angeles had trouble getting their offense going against the tough Miami defense and could not fight back after a 2-yard TD reception by Miami’s Durham Smythe gave the Dolphins a 26-14 lead early in the 4th quarter. Los Angeles was outgained by Miami by a 280-273 margin and forced one turnover in the loss. Leading the way for the Chargers was QB Justin Herbert who completed 20 of 32 passes for 187 yards, 2 TD, & 1 INT.
On the season, Los Angeles is averaging 25.1 ppg on 414.3 total yards per game (282.8 passing yds/g; 131.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Los Angeles has been led by Justin Herbert who has completed 66.8% of his passes for 2,333 yards, 19 TD, & 6 INT. The top receiving threats for Herbert and the Chargers have been Keenan Allen (65 rec, 690 yards, 5 TD), Mike Williams (25 rec, 431 yards, 3 TD), Hunter Henry (37 rec, 387 yards, 2 TD), and Jalen Guyton (14 rec, 294 yards, 3 TD). The Chargers backfield is banged up as they have been without Austin Ekeler & Justin Jackson due to injuries. Leading the Los Angeles backfield currently has been Kalen Ballage (33 att, 137 yards) & Joshua Kelley (98 att, 313 yards, TD).
Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing their opponents to average 27.2 ppg on 359.6 total yards per game (242.1 passing yds/g; 117.4 rushing yds/g).
The Jets are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games and 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games vs. the Chargers. The Chargers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games vs. AFC East opponents, however, the Chargers are 0-5 SU in their last 5 November games.
The Jets and Chargers really have nothing to play for despite a high draft pick and despite the Jets not picking up a win this season, I think their offense, will be able to find some success against the Chargers in this one. Los Angeles seems to have found their QB of the future, however, as their running game is very questionable at the moment and that the Charges have seem to play to the level of their competition this season, I think the Jets will do enough with the large amount of points to cover in this one. Good Luck!